couple in a relationship counselling session

Relationship counselling can help with a whole range of issues. Whether you're trying to work through a difficult situation with your partner or want help maintaining a happy relationship, talking things over with a counsellor can make a real difference.

Our services are for everyone, regardless of whether they're married, single, living together or apart, straight or gay.

What is Relationship Counselling?

Counselling provides a supportive, constructive and confidential environment in which you can think about problems and talk over ways to address them.

Relate Counsellor Graham explains what Relationship Counselling is in the video below.

What happens in Relationship Counselling?

After making an appointment, you'll be seen by a trained Relate counsellor at one of our venues in Portsmouth or the surrounding area. You can come alone or with your partner.

In your first session, your counsellor will ask you questions about your relationship and what you hope to get from counselling. They might also ask you about any problems you're currently going through, when they started and what you would like to change.

If you decide you want to continue with counselling, you'll then discuss with your counsellor what days, times and locations would be best for you. You can also talk about the cost of your counselling.

What kind of counselling you receive – and how long counselling continues – all depends on you and what you want to see change.

What sort of issues can we help with?

People come to us for all sorts of different reasons.

You might be considering ending a relationship or you may be going through a separation and want to do it in the healthiest way possible. You may be in a relationship where you're arguing a lot or finding it difficult to talk at all. You might also be in a great relationship and want to make it even stronger.

Whatever the issue, your counsellor will not judge you and everything you say will be confidential.

How much does counselling cost?

We currently charge £48/£55 for an initial consultation.

Book an appointment

You can book an appointment for Relationship Counselling in Cosham, Emsworth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Petersfield and Portsmouth. To arrange an appointment call 02392 827026 or use our online booking form.

If you're new to counselling and would like to find out what it's like you can try a free Live Chat with a Relate Counsellor.

If you have any questions about counselling try our FAQs.